Secret of the Dance

Andrea Spalding (author), Darlene Gait (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551434513

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Description

In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the story, to tell the secret of the dance.

Reading Level
Lexile
640L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.1
DRA
38
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Holidays & Festivals People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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